Monthly Archives: April 2009

New Short&Suite on AdobeTV…and a new look

Hello, my friends! As previously mentioned several weeks ago, I finished shooting Series 2 of Short & Suite with Karl Soule, and they’ve just released the first episode, available NOW!
A look at the new set, designed by the master, Kush Amerasinghe
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Oddly enough, the first episode deals with a topic that I recently blogged about—Client Collaboration. Naturally, it’s all about using Adobe Clip Notes, and now you’ll get to see the step-by-step process of how we (the evangelists) recently collaborated on some of our new demo content.
Another cool Kush add…the intermittent Truck Cam
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This season, we’ll be featuring lots of CS4-related features, but also some classic ones. Naturally, we’re all using a lot of the same content, so the cross-media message (and more importantly, the concept of cross-media workflow) has never been stronger. Be sure to check out new shows by Rufus, Greg & Paul, all of which began airing earlier this month.
And of course, my classic intro-outro pose…;)
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So friends, be on the lookout for new episodes every few weeks (not exactly sure of the release schedule). I’ll be sure to keep you posted on the blogosphere when the new content posts to Adobe TV.
Until next time,
Blog on.

Rockin’ NAB, the TweetUp & the FCPUG SuperMeet

Hello, my friends! Well, it’s now Friday, and NAB has come and gone. A whirlwind of events, non-stop presentations and customer chats, this year proved to be busier (and ‘buzzier’…explain in a moment) than expected.
It all began on Monday morning, when I presented alongside our CEO, Shantanu Narayen and CTO of Disney’s Interactive Media Group, Bud Albers at the Super Session keynote. In short, the keynote theme was “Disney and Adobe: Reinventing the Boundaries of Storytelling.” You can read all about it HERE, (as it made the front cover and inside page of the NAB Daily) but the gist is that we not only talked about ‘the future’ of storytelling…but more to the point, I was there to showcase (and ‘sneak’) several new technologies that are in the works, namely Adobe Story and OnLocation (the next version).
It was truly an honor to present along these two industry giants (and a little bit of trivia, my first company-wide presentation was actually with Shantanu, back in 2003!) and the audience really got the message. Over the next few days, I continued to hear great comments (and receive compliments) about our vision, our clear story, and how ‘cool’ the presos were. The ‘buzz’ around Adobe Story (a collaborative, screen-writing tool, that allows you to leverage scripts/dialogue as MetaData at the earliest stage of pre-production) really generated some serious buzz amongst the attendees. People were floored, and simply continued to inquire all week long. Thanks to everyone involved. It was indeed a memorable moment.

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Hi-Def Multicam Hot Stuff with Premiere Pro CS4

Hey friends! It’s been a busy couple of days, what with NAB looming, and a new series of tours on the horizon. So, in an effort to change things up a bit, I set out with Greg Rewis to create a new series of video materials to be used as featured assets during our new roadshows. The subject: Chip Hanna.
Chip Hanna & Tony Martinez, Live and in HD
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Now, you might remember Chip as the leader of Chip Hanna & The Berlin 3. Greg and I (along with Mike Downey and Stef Sullivan) visited Chip and the guys during a European Tour last year. We 4 were subsequently on tour too, and caught up with them in Copenhagen. This time around, Chip brought along his multi-instrumentalist master, Tony Martinez, to rock the upright bass and pedal steel, performing as a duo.
Captured retro-grainy from a Canon Tx1; it’ll be a nice mix with the HiDef imagery
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Fast & Furious with CS4!

Hello, my friends! Well, for those of you living in the U.S., the #1 Box-office movie this weekend was Fast & Furious, the fourth installment of the franchise. Generating over 70 million dollars, it was not only the #1 film, but also notched the largest weekend opening in April…ever.
Box-Office Statistics & Imagery courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo.com
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What may make this particular film of interest to many of you is that the MicroSite promoting the film was created using Adobe Creative Suite 4, with a great deal of focus on After Effects CS4, Adobe Media Encoder CS4, Flash CS4 and Dreamweaver CS4. Notice some of the cool 3D animation being displayed on the site? Yeah…it’s courtesy of the new 3D tools in Flash. Notice how great the video looked? Yeah…Adobe Media Encoder CS4.
So be sure to stop by and check it out. But don’t just take my word for it…read this interview with the Visionaire Group creators of the online campaign for F&F which really highlights the power, flexibility, and efficiency of the CS4 workflow during the creation of the site
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Until next time,
Blog on.

NAB is Coming! New AdobeTV Episodes! More Exclamations!

Hello, my friends! Well, it’s been a little while since the last post, as my colleagues and I have been in the trenches, putting together materials for the upcoming NAB SHOW in Las Vegas. As always, I’ll be there, along with Karl Soule (and a host of others) and it should be a great show. Details soon to follow.
I also wanted to mention that Karl and I shot the next series of ‘Short & Suite’ for Adobe TV. New episodes will be appearing weekly, and several episodes from fellow evangelists Rufus Deuchler & Greg Rewis are already availabl (more from us, Paul Burnett & Julianne Kost as well). As mentioned before, these were filmed in our new studio at the Adobe offices up in San Francisco, and the output/content/quality really looks sweet! Be sure to check it out.
For now, it’s back to meetings, meetings, and more meetings (along with content-creation in between). Stay tuned for NAB and tour updates.
Until next time,
Blog on.